Various Artists

The Great Entertainers [#1]

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The first installment of Intersound's Great Entertainers series features excerpts of various radio broadcasts from the '30s and '40s. This well-rounded set provides equal billing to both swing bands and pop vocals, including the Andrews Sisters, Doris Day with Les Brown & His Band of Renown, Frank Sinatra with the Harry James Orchestra, Maurice Chevalier, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, George and Ira Gershwin, Eddie Cantor, and Ginger Rogers with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. The sound quality isn't great considering the source and era, but it's definitely listenable.

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